Video game development company Epic Games, which is responsible for Fortnite, has announced plans to add around 20 blockchain games to its Epic Games Store platform over the next year. The company already offers five games that use non fungible tokens (NFT) and blockchain technologies, and is now looking to expand its offerings in this sector.
While Epic Games will not develop the blockchain games directly, teams will benefit from the studios' expertise and significant market promotion. Expected new titles include Grit, Delisior and Superior, produced by Gala Games.
Steven Allison, an executive at Epic Games, believes that 2023 and 2024 will be crucial years for the development of the blockchain gaming industry. This view is shared by Yat Siu, founder of Animoca Brands, and other players in the metaverse sector.
The blockchain gaming market got off to a good start in 2023, according to the website DappRadar, although the sector was affected by the bear market. Companies such as Axie Infinity and Crypto Blades saw their NFT prices fall in 2022.
Despite this, Epic Games remains cautious in its approach to its relationship with these games, and will monitor game security and provide visibility without being responsible for financial transactions or customer contacts. The company is determined to avoid fraudulent projects and secure its reputation in the industry.